Africa covers 6% of the earth’s surface and is home to more than 1.3 billion of the world’s population and because of its vastness, there are many myths, definitions and claims to what “Africanness” is, and what it means to be African.
The family of slain photojournalist Anton Hammerlfamily seeks justice with for his 2011 murder in Libya while covering the Libyan Civil War. To date, Hammerl’s body has not been found.
n this inaugural season two, we kick off the series with digital technology and gender expert Chenai Chair, who is a social scientist with a curiosity about the impact of technology on gender and society.
African Investigative journalism organisations must find better ways to package their investigative content to create greater impact on a wider range of audiences.
For African tech publications showcasing innovation remains the core narrative, besides centering Africa’s startup scene and raising billions in seed capital.
On one hand, digital technologies have empowered new narratives and yet on the other, they have journalism under siege as surveillance and online harassment batters press freedom.
The story of African business success appears to be underreported and the continent’s media could improve its coverage of the positives.
Meet award-winning Nigerian multimedia producer and storyteller Aisha Salaudeen who is passionate about Africans owning their narratives.
At this time, investigative journalism is crucial and essential to strengthen, support and promote accountability reporting.
In this fast changing media landscape, young writers are at the core of leveraging the gap brought forward by a digitised media landscape.
The media can lead critical intervention to combat the structural drivers of the gender crisis.
As threats of violence escalate globally, the safety of journalists is once again a prevalent issue with reporters across the globe abducted, attacked, harassed and even killed.
Radio dramas are a staple part of African broadcast media and can open up dialogue about issues affecting communities across Africa.
We need to cover Africa ourselves if we want to control the African narrative and how Africa is imagined. This was the consensus in the reframing coverage: How Media reports the Ukraine War Twitter Space conversation recently hosted by fraycollege of Communications.
Meet award-winning Zambian health and science journalist Jubiel Zulu, who is passionate about improving the health sector in Zambia through her reporting.
The idea that South Africa does not have capacity or knowledge is a myth. That is according to South African born biotech billionaire Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong.
As the battle for gender equality in media continues, Africa’s news media lags behind in closing the gender equality gap in the news.
Each week, frayintermedia highlights a journalist doing good work on the continent and honours them as our #FaveOfTheWeek. Meet Rwandan sports journalist Ariane Uwamahoro, who is passionate about sports and the visibility of women’s sport.
Recent Media Monitoring Africa analysis shows news coverage of children increased from 6% to 13% between 2016 and 2020. While this is a 116.6 % increase, when children are mentioned in the media, the coverage is often event- based or anecdotal.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is an unfolding story with global consequences and journalists are tasked with following the crisis, putting themselves in danger to report developments. Here are some useful resources for journalists reporting on the conflict.